I was elected as a UKIP councillor in Portsmouth but as a small business owner the Conservatives are my natural home.
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With Brexit underway and with UKIP in freefall, it’s time for me to come back home.
The number of UKIP councillors there has fallen from 22 to just eight.
I concluded that UKIP could not offer the articulate vision of the future that the residents I represent want.
Our innovative approach has improved services while the Council Tax is the second lowest of any county in the country.
May represents the real One Nation politics.
The latest councillor to defect from UKIP gives his reasons.
I want to help residents effectively and end Labour control of North East Lincolnshire Council.
UKIP has no hope of implementing such policies as new grammar schools – only the Conservatives can.
Chris Stevens: Working alongside Conservatives in the referendum campaign convinced me I should join them
Now I have switched from UKIP to the Conservative Group on the excellent Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.
I don’t want to shout from the sidelines. I want to be actively involved in the decision making process.
I started to develop a great concern. What if UKIP managed to win enough seats to take over control of the Council?
Cllr Claire Jeffrey was also the Labour candidate for Folkestone and Hyde at the last General Election.
The news follows another defection from UKIP, which took place in Gloucestershire last month.
Cllr Alan Preest returns to the Conservatives.